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The Open University

Learning English for Academic Purposes: First Steps

The Open University via FutureLearn

Overview

Improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This online course will give you an introduction to the academic language and skills that you will need to study at a university where the teaching is done in English.

You will develop four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) using tasks that a university student would undertake: listening to lectures, taking notes, spoken presentations, reading academic texts (including long sentences and visual information) and writing reports using proper academic words.

Throughout the course you will be able to share your practice work with other learners, to give and get feedback.

This course is designed for students who want to study in English at university. You’ll need an English language level of IELTS 5.5.

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